The colour purple

September 27, 2017

 

Just finished listening to the colour purple on Audible, written and read by Alice Walker. One of the most moving and thought provoking books I have listened to for a long time. Recent listens include Crime and Punishment (Originally published: 1866, Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky). The Heart is a Lonely  (Originally published: 1940 Author: Carson McCullers,  and On the Road  (Originally published: 5 September 1957 Author: Jack Kerouac). So in good company!

 

Anyhoo, a key theme I took away was the way we grow to wisdom as we grow older. It would be interesting to reflect on how that growth and change can be represented in clay.

 

It echoes the idea the"youth is wasted on the young" (George Bernard Shaw (https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgebern131494.html)  which is also reflected in the heart of "you don't know what you've got til it's gone"  (Joni Mitchell,  Big Yellow Taxi, http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joni+mitchell/big+yellow+taxi_20075370.html)

 

Perhaps it might be interesting to think about how that theme of accepting change and growth might be reflected?

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